Galaxy S9 - Insert a microSD Card or Remove it (SM-G960W)

Last Update Date : Jan 15. 2019

MicroSD Card

The Galaxy S9 lets you use a microSD, microSDHC, or a microSDXC card to expand memory space (up to 400 GB). This secure digital card lets you exchange pictures, music, and data with microSD compatible devices.

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Insert the MicroSD Card

The SIM/microSD card tray is located on the upper side of your device, on the left. Be careful not to insert the ejector tool into the microphone hole also located on top of your phone.

1 Insert the ejector tool into the hole on the SIM/microSD card tray, and then push until the tray pops out.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?

The ejector tool comes with your phone.

2 Place the microSD card on the tray and then insert the SIM/microSD tray back into the slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?

Remove the MicroSD Card

You must unmount the microSD card before removing it.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Device maintenance.
4 Touch Storage.
5 Touch the More options icon.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?
6 Touch Storage settings.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?
7 Touch the Unmount icon.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?
8 Insert the ejector tool into the hole on the SIM/microSD card tray, and then push until the tray pops out.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?

The SIM/microSD card tray is located on the upper side of your device, on the left. Be careful not to insert the ejector tool into the microphone hole also located on top of your phone.

9 Remove the microSD card from the tray and then insert the SIM/microSD tray back into the slot.
How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?

SD Card Recommendations

Most people aren't aware that there are multiple classes of microSD cards. We all know the storage capacity varies, but that's not the only thing that makes them different. They also have other features that give them distinct classifications.

MicroSD Card Classes:

   • Standard microSD cards have capacity up to 2GB.

   • MicroSDHC (High Capacity) cards offer capacity up to 32GB.

   • MicroSDXC (extended Capacity) cards have capacity from over 32GB and up to 2TB.

   • Each type of card has a speed rating of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10, from slowest to fastest.

   • While you can use any class of microSD cards in your phone, the microSDXC card is recommended for high-resolution video recording, due to its large storage capacity and high-speed read and write capability.

For less demanding use, such as still photography, regular microSD or microSDHC cards will be sufficient.

What can I do if I lost the ejector tool?

How do I insert a microSD card into my Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960W) or remove it?

If you lost the ejector tool, don’t panic! It is easy to replace it with a very common object: a paper clip. Unfold one of the end of the paperclip (as shown above) and use it as an ejector tool. As you can see, it is a very simple DIY!

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